Carol Ratcliffe Gairo

Profile Updated: September 2, 2016
Carol Ratcliffe
Residing In Bullhead City, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner Jim Gairo
Occupation Certified Hospice Volunteer
Children John, born 1964; Joseph, born 1966; Anthony, born 1968
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Attending Cheltenham High School Class of 1963 50th Reunion (10/12/13)

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Lic. R.E. Salesperson in PA, taught 5th grade, St. Ambrose RCS, Phila.,PA, worked 2 banks (PSFS & Texas Commerce Bank), display ad composer for the Lehighton News, receptionist & order processor for Moore Bus. Forms, Honesdale, PA, sec. for husband and Nationwide Ins. Co., Mgr. for Abington Back Inst. and billing for Abington Orthopedics, retired as C.S.A. for Pitcarin Trust Company for 12 years. Internet business titled Home Inventory Specialists for 2 years. Volunteered as Room Mother and Den Mother for numerous sons' activities. Charter member of The Women's Resource Center in Honesdale, PA, serving abused women and children and manning a crisis hotline and starting a shelter. Charter member of Wayne County Memorial Hospital's Hospice. Public Speaker and fund raiser for both non-profits as well as volunteering in all capacities. After retiring Jim my husband and I became fulltime RVers traveling the country and volunteering at National Parks as camp hosts, e. g. Bryce Canyon Natl. Park and the Badlands. Also worked at Palm Creek Golf and RV Resort in guest services and the Pro Shoppe in exchange for a full-hook up site. Recently Jim and I celebrated our 50th Weddin Anniversary at Riverside Resort and Casino. I still enjoy reading, writing, fishing, water aerobics, singing and dancing. Living in Honesdale I acted with Center Stage Productions and have been in many choirs since leaving Cheltenham HS. I have created Hospice cards, ghost written a book for a minister and have several articles published. I just finished writing my autobiography titled SH-H-H . . . SECRETS CAN KILL!!

Most importantly Jim and I have bucked the odds and are still very much in love and enjoy everyday we share together. Each new day is a gift . . . The Present! I hope our 3 married sons and 12 grandchildren find as much happiness as Jim and I.

School Story

I worked in the school office and the school bank. I dressed appropriately for the time. I was also tall and developed for my age and when going into classrooms of sophomores and juniors, I would be mistaken for a substitute teacher.

Years later after attending St. Joseph's University, I became a 7th grade substitute teacher. Although I LOVE children, there isn't enough money in the world to get me to do that again for teenage students. :-)

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Posted on: Jan 15, 2017 at 4:03 PM

Happy Birthday Lila!! Hope you are enjoying the Florida sun.
Have Fun! Carol

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Sep 02, 2016 at 10:44 AM
Prom night in 1963 with Jim at his's parent's home in Somerton, prior to attending the prom at Philmont Country Club.
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Sep 02, 2016 at 10:44 AM
Celebrating my 16th birthday with Jim at the Latin Quarter in NYC. Jim was 18.
Jan 08, 2016 at 2:06 PM

The big 70 is on the horizon. Happy Birthday Lila!! :-)

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Sep 16, 2015 at 10:22 AM

When the student is ready . . . the teacher will appear. With every new challenge I ask, "What is the lesson I need to learn?" Sure enough the reasons become very clear. Have a Great Day . . . I will! ^i^

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Jan 15, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Happy Birthday!!! Have a Wonderful Day!

Jan 08, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Hey Girl!! Have a Very Happy Birthday! Carol Ratcliffe Gairo :-)

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Posted: Sep 02, 2016 at 10:44 AM
Prom night in 1963 with Jim at his's parent's home in Somerton, prior to attending the prom at Philmont Country Club.
Posted: Sep 02, 2016 at 10:44 AM
Celebrating my 16th birthday with Jim at the Latin Quarter in NYC. Jim was 18.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:29 AM
On the balcony of a suite at Riverside Resort and Casino in Laughlin, NV. Celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary on July 27, 2013.
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Celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary with a surf and turf dinner at The Gourmet Room at the Riverside Resort and Casino in Laughlin, NV, on July 27,2013.